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S. Korea to Create ‘Negative Zones’ to Allow Service Sector Businesses in Industrial Complexes

S. Korea to Create ‘Negative Zones’ to Allow Service Sector Businesses in Industrial Complexes

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government plans to introduce ‘Negative Zones’ that lift restrictions on the types of businesses that can operate in an industrial complex. The new initiative, for instance, will allow industrial complexes that used to accept only one kind of business, such as manufacturing companies, to open up [...]

S. Korea to Cut Dependency on Fossil Fuel, Shift to Renewable Energy

S. Korea to Cut Dependency on Fossil Fuel, Shift to Renewable Energy

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industry ministry said Friday it will significantly cut the country’s dependency on conventional energy sources, such as coal, and move toward environment-friendly resources for sustainable growth. During the public hearing for a draft of the country’s energy master plan, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy said [...]

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

SEJONG, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Fire Agency (KNFA) said on Wednesday that it will distribute video instructions on resuscitating dogs, cats, and other pet animals to local fire stations to ensure the safety and health of pets in emergency situations. The agency decided to educate firefighters on cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pets [...]

New Hub for Electric and Self-driving Cars Coming to Saemangeum Area

New Hub for Electric and Self-driving Cars Coming to Saemangeum Area

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea SMEs and Startups Agency announced on Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with five representative agencies in Saemangeum, including the Korea Agency for Saemangeum Development and Investment (KASDI), to develop the Saemangeum area as a new hub of electric, self-driving automobiles. The agreement also [...]

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) will begin a policy of mandatory shooting practice for superintendents and senior superintendents as part of its initiative to increase policing capability at crime scenes. “The shooting drills, previously conducted for inspectors or those in the lower ranks, will now be expanded to [...]

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju provincial government on Wednesday nullified the business license of a Chinese-owned medical center as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital as it missed the deadline for the launch of its operation. The Shanghai-based Greenland Group recently requested an extension of the March 4 deadline for the opening of [...]

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Wednesday that it plans to establish a defense “big data” system this year as part of efforts to enhance the military’s logistical capabilities by harnessing cutting-edge technologies. It is one of the ministry’s 18 plans to be pushed for this year under the Defense Reform [...]